October 3rd, 2008
10:43 AM ET
Much has been made of Tina Fey's impression of Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live," but even Fey probably didn't imagine that she would be literally confused with the Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee.
In a recent "Saturday Night Live" skit, Tina Fey (left) played Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler played Katie Couric.
But that's what a Quebec City, Quebec, newspaper did when publishing an article about Palin earlier this week.
According to Isabelle Carreau of the blog TV Squad, the newspaper Le Soleil accompanied a story about Palin with a photo from Fey's most recent "SNL" turn as the candidate. The photo also included Amy Poehler, who played CBS anchor Katie Couric in the sketch.
In the caption for the Associated Press photograph, the newspaper wrote that Palin was clumsy and hesitant in her interview. (The newspaper published a correction Thursday with a photograph of the actual Sarah Palin.)
Fey's resemblance to Palin has given "SNL" a big ratings boost, as well as the boost from the viral video sharing of the spoof. And now the waiting begins for what they'll do Saturday with last night's vice presidential debate. (With all the Palin attention, I hope Fey is keeping up with her "30 Rock" responsibilities.)
– Mallory Simon, CNN.com Writer
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